Second annual community-wide event is hosted by high school
After the success of last year’s Raiderfest, South Colonie’s iCARE students are preparing for the second, which will include more activities and events than the last.
Saratoga continues to be Upstate’s capital for the fine arts during the summer months, thanks in large part to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).
Creo’s new executive chef has a fondness for Asian cuisine
Every artist has a signature style that distinguishes himself from his peers.
After two years without one, Maplewood School has a playground
After two years of waiting, Achievements and Kids Express Learning Center at Maplewood School opened a new playground, complete with a rock-climbing wall, teeter totter and balance beam.
Shaker High junior won Congressional Art Competition out of 48 students
Shaker High School junior Margaret Munane’s artwork will be shown in the United States Capitol as the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.
Style your outfits with shorts to keep coolAh, summertime. The hotter temperatures will be here before you know it.
Proposal to hack number of seats voted down 21 to 18
The Albany County Legislature won’t be downsized any time soon.
This appears in the May 20 editions of Spotlight News.
Local artist Jenny Kemp shares techniques with Sage students
As the spring semester comes to a close, Sage of Albany ended this year’s Artist Lecture Series with a presentation by the native Troy fine artist Jenny Kemp.
Library Director Richard Naylor set to retire in May after 31 years
When asked what the most fulfilling part of working in the library was, William K. Sanford Library Director Richard Naylor said it was spreading a love for reading.
“Please Remember Me” motorcade proceeded along Route 9 for third year
What began as one man’s way to honor fallen soldiers has become an annual memorial that rocks the Capital District.
This editorial appears in the May 20 editions of Spotlight News.
Super 400 allies with JCHA to play Capital City
Not many three piece bands can boast having a city holiday named after them. Super 400 is not a typical local band.
The Troy Children’s Chorus has quickly become an asset to the Collar City
The Troy Children’s Chorus will wrap up the school year with the final performance of the spring at the First United Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m.
Residents voiced concerns over possible retail development in Colonie
The Planning Board’s first introduction of the proposed retail center on Albany Shaker Road included nearly an hour-long discussion about mostly traffic concerns.
Grannies for Peace stood for racial equality, annual Tulip Fest vigil
In an annual tradition, Grannies for Peace once again stood in a silent vigil at Tulip Fest, this time deviating from the group’s usual anti-wartime messages to touch on racism.
Complex application draws questions to land use
An application for a student-living community sparked debate among the planning board, drawing questions at the language for the planned development district legislation.
The ASO leads the charge across the two cities to celebrate American music along with Juilliard Jazz Trio, Amy Porter and more
Often times the art of a different medium influences others – the written word to the visual arts, the visual arts to music.
Colonie High billboard contest draws attention to a growing problem throughout region
As hundreds of drivers travel along Route 155, they will see a new billboard that sports the message “Heroin Kills,” created by a Colonie High student in hopes of preventing the drug from taking more lives.
This editorial appears in the May 13 editions of Spotlight News.